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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library


Foundations: Islamic Empires and Civilizations: Reserve Books

Caliphate of Cordoba

  • Caliphs and kings: Spain, 796-1031 / Roger Collins. DP99 .C584 2012
  • Cities of destiny / edited by Arnold Toynbee. G140 .T69 1967 (Oversize book)
  • A history of Islamic societies / Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • The Horizon concise history of Spain / Melveena McKendrick. DP66 .M25
  • Kingdoms of faith: a new history of Islamic Spain / Brian A. Catlos. DP102 .C38 2018
  • The legacy of Islam / Edited by Thomas Arnold and Alfred Guillaume. D199.3 A7
  • The Oxford history of Islam / edited by John L. Esposito. BP50 . O95 1999
  • Spain : a unique history / Stanley G. Payne. DP63 .P1913 2011
  • A vanished world: medieval Spain's golden age of enlightenment / Chris Lowney. DP99 .L695 2005 

Delhi Sultanate and Mughal

  • The Asian world, 600-1500 /Roger V. Des Forges and John S. Major. DS33.5 .D47 2005
  • Cities of destiny / edited by Arnold Toynbee. G140 .T69 1967 (Oversize book)
  • Concise history of modern India / Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf. DS461 .M47 2012
  • Cultural history of India / edited by A. L. Basham. DS423 .C86
  • Historic India / Lucille Schulberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books. DS423 .S33
  • The history of India / John McLeod. DS 463 .M224 2015 (also an online ebook)
  • A history of Islamic societies / Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • India / Stanley Wolpert. DS407 .W56
  • India: a history / John Keay. DS451 .K365 2000
  • India: a modern history / Percival Spear. DS436 .S68 1972
  • India before Europe / Catherine B. Asher and Cynthia Talbot. DS452 .A84 2006
  • Islam: a short history / Karen Armstrong. BP50 . A69 2000
  • Islam in the Indian Ocean world: a brief history with documents / Omar H. Ali. BP 64 .A32 A45 2016
  • Living architecture: Islamic Indian / Andreas Volwahsen. NA1502 .V613
  • Marco Polo and the medieval explorers / Rebecca Steffof. G370 .P9 S74
  • Modern India / Percival Griffiths. DS436 .G7
  • The Mughal Empire / John F. Richards. DS461 .R53 2000 (also an online ebook)
  • A new history of India / Stanley Wolpert. DS436 .W66 1982
  • The Oxford history of Islam / edited by John L. Esposito. BP50 .O95 1999
  • Paintings from Mughal India. ND 1337 .I5 F34
  • Religious transformations in the early modern world: a brief history with documents / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. BR252 .W54 2009
  • The rise of Islam and the Bengal frontier, 1204-1760 / Richard M. Eaton. (an online ebook)
  • Sources of Indian tradition: from the beginning to 1800 / edited by Ainslie T. Embree. DS423 .S64 1988 vol. 1
  • Travels of Ibn Battuta / edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. G370 .I2 T8513 2003 ( edition edited by Ross E. Dunn available as an online ebook)

Islam and Islamic History (these books include various empires)

These books include general histories of Islam and the Muslim world, covering multiple empires.

PS=contains primary source materials

  • An age of empires, 1200-1750 / Marjorie Wall Bingham.  D202 .B46 2005  PS
  • Destiny disrupted: a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamin Ansary. DS35.63 .A57 2009
  • A history of Islamic societies /  Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • Islam / Karen Armstrong. BP50 .A69 2000
  • Islam / Seyyed Hossein Nasr. BP163 .N2813 2002
  • Islam / Philip Wilkinson. BP161.3 .W55 2002
  • Islam : from the Prophet Muhammad to the capture of Constantinople / edited by Bernard Lewis. DS36.855 .I77 1987  2 vols PS
  • Islamic imperialism: a history / Efraim Karsh. BP52 .K37 2006
  • The legacy of Islam / edited by Thomas Arnold and Alfred Guillaume. D199.3 .A7
  • Marco Polo and the medieval explorers / Rebecca Stefoff. G370.P9 S74
  • The medieval and early modern world: primary sources and reference volume / [compiled by] Donald R. Kelley and Bonnie G. Smith. D101.2 .M34 2005  PS
  • The Oxford history of Islam. BP50 .O95 1999
  • Religious transformations in the early modern world: a brief history with documents / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. BR252 .W54 2009  PS
  • Travels of Ibn Battuta / edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. G370 .I2 T8513 2003 ( edition edited by Ross E. Dunn available as an online ebook)  PS

Mongol

  • The Asian world, 600-1500 /Roger V. Des Forges and John S. Major. DS33.5 .D47 2005
  • Destiny disrupted: a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamim Ansary. DS35.63 .A57 2009
  • A history of Islamic societies / Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • Ghengis Khan and the making of the modern world / Jack Weatherford. DS22 .G45 W43 2004
  • History of the Mongols, based on Eastern and Western accounts of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries / Bertold Spuler. DS19 .S5613 1972
  • Islam: a short history / Karen Armstrong. BP50 . A69 2000
  • Islam: the view from the edge / Richard W. Bullett. BP52 .B85 1994
  • Kublai Khan / Kim Dramer. DS752.6 .K83 D37
  • Marco Polo and the medieval explorers / Rebecca Steffof. G370 .P9 S74
  • The Mongol conquests: timeframe AD 1200-1300 /  The Editors of Time-Life Books. DS19 .M58 1989
  • The Mongol empire: its rise and legacy / Michael Prawdin. DS19 .C522
  • The Mongols / David Morgan. DS19 .M67 1986
  • The Mongols & the Islamic world : from conquest to conversion / Peter Jackson. DS22 .J33 2017
  • The Oxford history of Islam / edited by John L. Esposito. BP50 . O95 1999
  • Travels of Ibn Battuta / edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. G370 .I2 T8513 2003 ( edition edited by Ross E. Dunn available as an online ebook)
  • The travels of Marco Polo / Marco Polo. G370 .P9 P6713 1982  (earlier edition available online at the Internet Archive )

Ottoman

  • The African & Middle Eastern world, 600-1500 / Randall L. Pouwels. 
  • An age of empires, 1200-1750 / Marjorie Wall Bingham.
  • Chronicles of the crusades: eyewitness accounts of the wars between Christianity and Islam / edited by Elizabeth Hallam. D151 
  • Daily life in the Ottoman Empire / Mehrdad Kia. DR432 .K43 2011
  • Everyday life in Ottoman Turkey / Raphaela Lewis. DR432 .L46 1971
  • History of Europe, 1450-1660 / P. J. Helm. D228 H4 1964
  • A history of Islamic societies / Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • A history of the modern Middle East / William L. Cleveland.
  • Islam: a short history / Karen Armstrong. BP50 . A69 2000
  • Osman's dream: the history of the Ottoman empire / Carolyn Finkel. DR486 .f56 2006
  • The Ottoman Empire : the classical age, 1300-1600 / Halil Inalcik ; translated by Norman Itzkowitz and Colin Imber. DR486 .I51 
  • The Ottomans / Andrew Wheatcroft. DR436 .W44 1993
  • The Oxford history of Islam / edited by John L. Esposito. BP50 . O95 1999
  • Religious transformations in the early modern world: a brief history with documents / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. BR252 .W54 2009
  • Travels of Ibn Battuta / edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. G370 .I2 T8513 2003 ( edition edited by Ross E. Dunn available as an online ebook)

Safavid

  • Destiny disrupted: a history of the world through Islamic eyes / Tamim Ansary. DS35.63 .A57 2009
  • The history of Iran / Elton L. Daniel (an online ebook)
  • A history of Islamic societies / Ira M. Lapidus. DS35.63 .L37 2014
  • A history of the modern Middle East / William L. Cleveland. DS62.4 .C53 2013
  • Iran: a country study / Edited by Glenn E. Curtis and Eric Hooglund. DS254.5 .I732 2008 (also available from the Library of Congress at https://www.loc.gov/item/2008011784/)
  • Iran : what everyone needs to know® / Michael Axworthy. DS272 .A945 2017 
  • Islam: a short history / Karen Armstrong. BP50 .A69 2000
  • The Oxford handbook of Iranian history / edited by Touraj Daryaee. DS272 .O94 2012 (also an online ebook)
  • The Oxford history of Islam / edited by John L. Esposito. BP50 . O95 1999
  • Religious transformations in the early modern world: a brief history with documents / Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. BR252 .W54 2009